2007–2008 IRP Seminars

IRP Seminar Calendar: Fall 2007 | Spring 2008 | Other Seminars

2007–2008 IRP Seminar Series

Thursdays, 12:15-1:30, 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted).
New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

In addition to a variety of seminars on poverty research by IRP affiliates, we will feature two special series:

Who Can and Should Fight Poverty?
Who Can and Should Fight Poverty? is the subject of an interdisciplinary series that brings a distinguished group of scholars from other universities to the UW-Madison campus.

New Perspectives in Social Policy
IRP's annual New Perspectives in Social Policy seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies. The series was launched in 2006, to mark the Institute's 40th anniversary.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2007

September 20, 2007

Turnover and Wage Growth in the Transition from School to Work
Christopher Taber, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison

September 27, 2007

The Human Capital Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: Can We Really Know What They Are?
Barbara Wolfe, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Department of Economics, and Population Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[Paper available in pdf format]

October 4, 2007

A Welfare Reform Retrospective: What We Knew in 1996; What We Now Know
Sheldon Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan

October 11, 2007

Trends in Earnings and Income Variability in the United States
Thomas DeLeire, La Follette School of Public Affairs and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison

October 18, 2007

Social and Economic Determinants of Health: Research Evidence vs. Public Opinion
Stephanie Robert, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison

November 1, 2007

Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment
Steven Durlauf, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[Paper available in pdf format]

November 15, 2007

IRP Seminar Series: Who Can and Should Fight Poverty?
Financial Innovations and Savings: Strategies for Increasing Private Saving by Poor Families
Peter Tufano, Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management, Harvard Business School
[Paper available in pdf format, PowerPoint Presentation in pdf format]

November 29, 2007

The Reciprocal Relationship Between the Underground Economy and Family's Health
Daphne Hernandez, Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University and IRP Visiting Scholar

December 6, 2007

Social Multiplier Effects of No Child Left Behind
Jane Cooley, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2008

January 31, 2008

Patterns and Implications of Multi-Partnered Fertility among Parents of a Recent Urban Birth Cohort
Marcia Carlson, School of Social Work and Sociology, Columbia University

February 7, 2008

Value-Added Productivity Indicators and Performance-Based Pay in Education
Robert Meyer, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison

February 14, 2008

The Structure of Income Dynamics in Advanced Economies
Markus Gangl, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

February 21, 2008

IRP Seminar Series: Who Can and Should Fight Poverty?
Poverty Research and the Anti-Poverty Agenda
Alice O'Connor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

February 28, 2008

Associations of Family Structure States and Transitions with Children's Wellbeing During Middle Childhood
Lawrence Berger and Katherine Magnuson, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison

March 6, 2008

Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency: The Effects of Length of Exposure
Oscar Mitnik, Department of Economics, University of Miami and IRP Visiting Scholar

March 13, 2008

Does Community Participation Produce Dividends in Social Investment Fund Projects?
Carolyn Heinrich, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison

March 27, 2008

IRP Seminar Series: Who Can and Should Fight Poverty?
What States and Localities Can do to Strengthen Labor and Fight Poverty
Richard Freeman, Herbert S. Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University

April 3, 2008

IRP Seminar Series: New Perspectives
The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can't Help the Poor
Charles Karelis, Research Professor of Philosophy, The George Washington University

April 10, 2008

The Fourth Way: Big States, Big Business, and the Evolution of the Earned Income Tax Credit
Pamela Herd, La Follette School of Public Affairs and Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
[Paper available in pdf format]

April 17, 2008

Economic Integration and Earnings Volatility: Evidence from Sweden
Tomas Korpi, Professor of Sociology, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, and IRP Visitor

April 24, 2008

IRP Seminar Series: Who Can and Should Fight Poverty?
The Role of the Faith Factor in Crime Prevention, Prisoner Reentry, and Poverty
Byron Johnson, Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University

May 8, 2008

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families
Julia Isaacs, Child and Family Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution

Other Seminars